Jan 23, 2013 - 8:36 pm
The more I read, and based on info from this site, the key to long term survival for stage 4 colon cancer seems to be surgical removal of tumors. Many people who get surgery also take chemo (before, after, or both), but those who aren't candidates for surgery seem to have a much worse prognosis. Unfortunately, I do not appear to be a candidate for surgery, so my outlook isn't real good. I think that explains a lot about how my oncs have approached my treatment, as opposed to how many on here get treated. Makes me wonder if I should inquire about some surgical intervention, even if the oncs don't think I am a good candidate.